Perner-Insel, Hallein

Perner-Insel, Hallein

“White Gold” (salt) was extracted for four thousand years near Hallein and this is what gave the region and the capital of the province its name. In 1989 the salt works were closed down. Various influential people involved in cultural life took the initiative to have the brine hall on the island in the middle of the River Salzach transformed into a theatre which is now used regularly by the Salzburg Festival. The conversion work in 1992 needed only an 80-day building period; six years later, new, more elaborate seating arrangements were installed as well as an interval area.

The hall is especially suitable for experimental theatre and concerts of contemporary music whereby the performance and audience areas can be adapted to the scenic concept of the production in question. In 1999 the marathon performances entitled Schlachten!, Luc Perceval’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s history plays, on the Perner Island achieved cult status.

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Perner-Insel, Hallein - How to get there

Adress & contact
Mauttorpromenade 7a
5400 Hallein

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Tel.: +43 662 8045 0

Public transport
Only a few metres away from the Perner Island is the Hallein Heidebrücke bus stop with line 170.

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Festival ticket = bus ticket

From 17 May until 20 May 2024 tickets for Festival performances will be valid for travel within the city of Salzburg in the so called „core-zone” by Trolley bus, Bus or S-Bahn from three hours before the performance begins until the last service.

From 19 July until 31 August 2024 your festival ticket is valid as a public transport ticket on all SW bus and train lines in the federal state of Salzburg (SW network area), six hours before the start of the performance until the last service.

Free shuttle service
On performance days, a free shuttle service from Salzburg to the Perner-Insel in Hallein and back is available for visitors. The bus leaves at the Reichenhaller Straße Number 4 one hour before the start of the performance. Tickets are available free of charge upon boarding the bus. The return bus leaves directly after the end of the performance.

Parkplatz Pernerinsel
Mauttorpromenade 12, 5400 Hallein

Opening hours: daily 0-24

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Venues of the Salzburg Festival